Search Tag: healthcare workers

Executive Health Management

Pandemic-Related Stress in Healthcare Workers

2020 20 Oct

Frontline healthcare workers (HCWs) are under great pressure attending to COVID-19 patients. Swamped with large volumes of infected patients, medical staff are also burdened by fears of contracting the disease especially amidst shortages of personal protective equipment, masks and other medical supplies. It comes as no surprise when UK researchers,... Read more

Executive Health Management

Cost-Effectiveness and ROI of Proper PPE Provision

2020 15 Oct

A new analysis highlights the importance of ensuring the safety and health of medical workers through the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) as they help fight against the pandemic.   You might also like: COVID-19: Risk Factors for Healthcare Workers   Even as countries implement social distancing policies, when PPE is in short... Read more

Executive Health Management

COVID-19: Risk Factors for Healthcare Workers

2020 05 Aug

It is estimated that healthcare frontliners, whose work exposes them to patients with the new coronavirus, could account for 10-20% of all COVID-19 diagnoses. However, the incidence of COVID-19 infections among healthcare workers is mostly based on cross-sectional data, with little information on individual-level risk factors.   You might... Read more

Health Management

COVID-19 Superheroes

2020 03 Aug

COVID-19 has affected  15 million people  across the globe, and meanwhile, over 600,000 deaths are associated with it. Even my father, having some pre-conditions, passed away because of it. The healthcare systems and economies of more than 200 countries have been severely affected, also impacting healthcare workers both physically and psychologically.... Read more

Health Management

Superheroes: Behind the Scenes of COVID-19

2020 03 Aug

Are the real heroes only those in the hospital actively caring for COVID-19 patients or are those behind the scenes also playing an important role? Key Points During the pandemic, care is not only necessary for COVID-19 patients but also for those with other illnesses and diseases. Those in primary care have had to switch... Read more

ICU Management

Moral Injury: The Invisible Epidemic

2020 08 Jul

The world has seen the loss of many healthcare workers during the COVID-19 crisis. Many have succumbed to the virus, but some have taken their own lives amid all this misery. As trauma and grief continue to plague healthcare workers, it is time to take a look at the invisible epidemic: moral injury.   All across the globe, healthcare workers are... Read more

ICU Management

COVID-19: Universal Masking in Hospitals

2020 27 May

The SARS-Cov-2 pandemic has all healthcare institutions scrambling for protocols to prevent virus transmission. The name of the game is to protect both patients and healthcare providers from the virus. However, every hospital has its protocol with respect to precautionary measures that have been undertaken to prevent transmission. While some hospitals... Read more

ICU Management

Tracheal Intubation in the ICU

2020 19 May

Making tracheal intubation safe for both patients and their health care providers. Introduction COVID-19 is a newly recognised viral infection which first appeared in Wuhan, China in late 2019. It is caused by a novel Coronavirus, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-CoronaVirus-2. For the most part it results in a mild, self-limiting... Read more

ICU Management

COVID-19: Addressing Anxiety Among Healthcare Professionals

2020 08 Apr

The world is currently going through a major healthcare crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected people across different continents, races, and socioeconomic groups. Communities are quarantined, schools are closed, people are in social isolation. All these factors have literally changed our life.  But our healthcare workers are out there,... Read more

IMAGING Management

Affidea CEO Message to all Healthcare Professionals on World Health Day 2020

2020 07 Apr

Every year, on April 7th we celebrate World Health Day. This year, it comes at a very challenging time, when every person on the planet is grappling with this critical global pandemic.   Today, my message goes to all our healthcare professionals that are working day and night to keep us safe. When the whole world fears for their... Read more